Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Winter 2008 Menswear Highlight: Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs and his right hand for menswear Paul Helbers delved into an exploration of masculinity through 60’s French robbery movies – notably a 1963 Ocean’s 11 type original (Melodie en sous-sol) set in Cannes starring Alain Delon and Jean Gabin. The outfits were sleek, elegant, slim fitting yet hinting neglect to account for a notion of hurry - ties were hanging undone, layerings was somewhat incongruous, crash helmets still on. Everything from the color palette – lifted from the tones on old bank notes – to the fabrics chosen – silk, fur – were reminiscent of that time period. As for the accessories, the Damier Graphite look is Louis Vuitton’s latest take on its signature print.

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